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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
for remarks and reaction from president obama to the sad news today. >> we are going to show you a picture of nelson mandela's statue here in washington, d.c. this is a live picture of the statue that stands here in the nation's capitol, a place he visited and had close ties with. the mandela family, the former president, nelson mandela met with our president and you mentioned the first lady and president obama when they went to south africa this year but remember a couple years ago -- >> now, let's hear from the president. >>> greetings from new york and as the worldcoms to grips with the news a few minutes ago, really, that nelson mandela died at the age of 95. our cameras are awaiting the arrival of president obama inside the white house briefing room in the west wing. this is obviously the stuff of a special association, a special relationship, more than what nelson mandela enjoyed with a string of american presidents, not only, of course, had president obama before he was president met nelson mandela, michelle obama, the first lady and both daughters spent time with him in south afric
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of ap emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent based in south africa was outside the mandela home when the news broke and remains there tonight and ro hip, all night tonight we have seen video of people gathering to sing and celebrate the life of nelson mandela, while it's important to remember a lot of south africans are still going to wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is in credcredibly early in morning here, almost 2:00 o'clock and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mandela's home they gathered around singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing it in all 12 language,multi cultural multi racial musical celebration of the rainbow nation. one of the
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
and should not be running again. at the board of elections, tom sherwood, news 4. >>> just because you signed up for obama care does not mean you are covered. it's 90% functional. at peak times, signing up could not work. >> reporter: the front end of healthcare.gov was working well. 375,000 users say the administrators between midnight and noon. senior administration officials told nbc news as of 5:30 today, 750,000 users on healthcare.gov. websites have a front end and back end. the back could be a problem. the front end is what you log on to amazon.com and click you want to buy a lightbulb. that's the front end. then the system has to kick out an order to send you a lightbulb. healthcare.gov has problems with both ends. at a can have fee shop in d.c., robert tried to get on healthcare.gov. it didn't crash or freeze, but this note, the site cannot handle a surge of users. the white house says 375,000 logged on between midnight and noon. >> we want to make sure their experience is vastly improved. >> reporter: it was this weekend in northern virginia. obama care navigators got people logged
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
for the holidays. we'll get an inside look at michelle obama shows off the decorations. >> and college students getting canine therapy. >>> metro is taking heat for a controversial series of new ads at metro station next week. one makes a comment about new metro improvements while the other says, quote, can't we just talk about shoes? some commuteayhe ad is sexist and unfair to women. >> well, just the smile on their faces, it's like, this is a serious conversation. but it's very flippant. just thinking about shoes. it's nothing to smile about. >> metro says the ads are a part of a series that shows riders including men having casual conversations about improvements to the railways. coming up at 5:00, transportation reporter adam tuss has more about the complaints. send us your feedback by calling or texting. text one for yes and 2 for no. we'll share your responses tonight on news 4 at 5:00. >>> quiet please. a new law says loud music, car horns and barking dogs are a criminal offense. violatorscan be fined up to $500. some residents called it too strict. others, too lack. supervisors say it's
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
>> president obama is launching a new effort to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. congressional democrats and other groups are part of this campaign. you can expect tweets, news conferences and other events over the next three weeks that show how the new law is already helping americans. december 23rd is the deadline for enrolling in a plan that starts january 1st. >>> the next three weeks we should know if this is a turning point for the president and not just a signature health care long. deputy political editor joins us with a look ahead. the white house is is not portraying this as mission accomplished yesterday. >> they're careful not to portray it as mission accomplished. what happens if there are other problems that come up for people. not to mention still folks are getting error messages and you have insurers about data on the back end of the site. >> the president is wanting to make this a turning point not just for health care act but so he can move to other things. >> the white house has taken it on the chin the last couple months. they need to turn this aircraft carr
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
-day enrollment total to 56,000, twice as many as the month of october. president obama urged activists not to give up. >>> in canada new court documents say toronto mayor ford may have offered $5,000 and a car in exchange for the video tape that appears to show him smoking crack. >>> in israel they lift the eighth light made up of crane trucks lifted 92 feet in the sky. >>> turning to business. fast food workers will walk off their jobs again in more than 100 cities today calling for higher wages. >>> more than 12,000 battle rattles are being called because colored arches could break into smaller parts. >>> the new owner of news week says it plans to revive in the print issue. >>> tv ads for super bowl xlviii in february have rolled out. 43 advertisers bought time for commercials. that is up $4 million from last year. >>> tiz the season. a donor put a rare gold coin in a salvation army kettle worth $1,275. >>> richard lui's sports headlines are coming up. >>> jimmy kimmal hosts a danceoff with finest fans. this is something you got to see. >>> 113th congress is about to go down as the
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
't believe the two were racing anyone. >>> new developments in the affordable care act. president obama's chief of staff says healthcare.gov had more than a million new visitors yesterday and he says the site is stable and faster for users. but, they are not out of the woods yet. the university of notre dame is suing over the mandate that its insurance plans cover birth control. school officials say it goes against the catholic church's teachings and violates their right to religious freedom. they put the public focus back on the benefits of the law. >> now that we are getting technology fixed, we need you to go back, take a look at what's actually going on because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. >> our team coverage continues in our next hour. ahead on news 4 at 6:00, steve handelsman reports on how to be sure you are really covered once you enroll on healthcare.gov. at 7:00, new reaction to the president's push. >>> detroit will be allowed to shed billions of dollars of debt in the country's largest ever bankruptcy filing. a judge ruled that detr
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing less about an effort to repeal the law. deputy political editor joins us to explain. good morning. the house voted dozens of times to repeal the law. we are hearing less of this. tell us why we will be hearing less from them. >> it's not popular to talk about repeal. you have seen it in poll after poll. a lot of republicans are wondering. what do they do if it begins to work. what do they do next and one of the things they are starting to see and talking about repeal and going back to the old 2012 talking points in hitting the president over medicare. >> the president will take about the affordable care act. why is he taking that to this audience? >> the young and the healthy may be the key to making the law work. you need a 3-1 ratio. you need one young and healthy people to sign up for every three sick people for the law to pay for itself. if they don'
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
randolph streets were closed this morning. there was a second break on south monroe street. >>> new battles over the affordable care act. president obama is launching a campaign to reframe the debate. now that healthcare.gov is out of intensive care, they hope to shift the foe cause to health care reform. steve handelsman is live at the white house. >> reporter: thanks. out of intensive care. republicans don't believe it. asked, what else are they hiding? here at the white house was a defiant president obama. he said he's learned not to make what he called wild promises about obama care, but he checks every day. he knows the website and the plan, as a whole now, are working. >> we know the demand is there and we know that the product on these marketplaces is good. the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> reporter: back to the website, one of the biggest
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
team 4's amelia seggal will be back with what we can expect this weekend. . >>> at the news 4 live desk, we are learning that president and mrs. obama will travel to south africa next week for the memorial events for nelson mandela. the first major events for wednesday. we don't have the exact schedule yet, but set for wednesday at the 90,000 seat stadium there. the president will go there and stay for the funeral service on sunday as well in south africa. that's the latest from the live desk. >> we will also learn more about plans to honor nelson mandela here in the u.s. we expect him to talk about 90 minutes from now. you see his statement live on nbcwashington.com. the committee that deciding where a casino will go is hearing from the three companies competing for the game license. the committee is holding a hearing right now in annapolis. prince georges count you bureau chief is there and and we will have the latest this afternoon. >> the first family will flip the switch for the lighting of the national christmas tree. this is video of this morning's rehearsal, actress and comedian
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
. what could cause the price >>> president obama back at the white house right now after a brand-new interview at a local university. >> chris matthews, host of "hardball" is here to talk about his exclusive interview. >> you played hardball with the president down from our station. we imagine you talked about health care. >> i did. i got the question people are really asking. the poll numbers are down everywhere. it's a sense the government isn't being tightly controlled. people aren't getting follow through. getting it executed was a problem. i asked what the management system is. i asked him about, you know, this dysfunction in washington, it's the number one concern right now. politicians can't do their job and compromise. we are under strict -- in terms of his words. he was wonderful, when i heard the speech, it seemed parallel to what pope francis is saying with economic justice, especially the poor people. he was really, i'm sure he never said this before. he started talking about what it meant to him and what he's in politics for and why. later on, he gave a portrait of polit
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
. in about ten minutes or so president obama will address the crowd. you'll want to stay with us. news 4 is going to carry it live. that's a scene from the ellipse, mark segraves, news 4. >> we'll keep it there, thank you. >>> positive signs for our economy tonight. the country's job market is getting stronger. the nation's unemployment fell to 7% in november. the lowest level we have seen in five years. analysts say it's because of a surprising boost in payrolls. employers added 203,000 jobs last month. it's about 20,000 more jobs than analysts were expecting. the economy added jobs for four straight months. >> that news sent the stock market soaring today. the dow closing 198 points higher, over the 16,000 mark. there were concerns it fed would take action on bond purchases which kept interest rates low and supported the stock market. >>> the d.c. police chief faced the media with several officers under investigation. what we learned about an officer accused of taking nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl. >>> two men wanted for a home invasion. >> reporter: consultants t
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
up what could have been a big major legal challenge to the new health care law. the justices did let an appeals court ruling stand. that rejected claims by liberty university. you might remember the challenge of the constitutionality of obama care. that requirement that employers provide health insurance or pay a penalty. barbara? >> thanks, melissa. lawmakers are debating a rule that could change the d.c. skyline. let's take a live look at the capitol hill area. a committee is holding a hearing on whether to relax a rule that requires buildings to be no taller than the width of the streets that they face. the national planning commission voted in favor of the law. they want the restricted lifts to generate more text dollars for the district. chuck bell joins us now. not any rain falling on the streets. >> a lot of cloud cover outside today. raindrops are few and far between and there is not much of a rain threat. if you look outside and see the clouds, i don't know where my umbrella is. don't worry about that. you may not have to find it again. a good stretch of relatively dry weath
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
there will not be hearing this news until they wake up, probably. you know, we have heard president obama talking about how significant the figure nelson mandela was in his growth and life and development as political leader. it's true for so many of our leaders in washington. tom sherwood covers d.c. politics for us and -- >> and we are interrupting d.c. politics because rita joe lewis is on the phone. she's a candidate for mayor. in 1990, miss lewis was the tour director for a 12-day tour for mandela. miss lewis, can you here me? >> caller: yes, i can, tom. >> what was it like on that not victory tour, but educational tour. what did you feel when you took part in that historic moment? >> caller: i will tell you my heart is full. it was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. to be able to be with someone with the values mandela had about inclusion for all people. it was so inspirational. >> what cities did you go to? >> caller: i was able to work with the democracy of south africa. we were able to pick up mr. mandela and his family. bring them into new york. >> were you able to go to the dedicat
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
on the problem-plagued obama care website. the site has more than tripled with 400 bugs gone. the president assess healthcare.gov now works for the vast mortgage of applicants. applicants must enroll for coverage starting as soon as the new year. >>> check this out. a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as let it snow from a tree down below. the man threw 1,000 one-dollar bills off the mall's fourth floor. he said he had a rough year and he just wanted to make people happy on black friday. unfortunately, police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued, quote, i don't see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. >>> some hunters in north dakota caught a glimpse of this. a spinning disk of ice about 50 feet in diameter in the middle of the sheyenne river trying to say the ice disk was likely formed by cold dense air and an eddy in the river. bill karins told us -- how did that happen. >> it's like crop circles. >> don't you think? i'm looking at this, how in earth? >> yeah, i guess you see rivers
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush -- george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. news 4's jim vance is also headed to south africa. watch for his live reports and more coverage as people around the world prepare to say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> freezing rain, sleet and snow. storm team 4 team is tracking the triple threat from this winter storm. we'll get you up-to-date on how fast conditions are changing at this hour. >>> time now is 9:25. you're watching news 4 today. >>> check this out. loyal die hard soccer players at it again on this sunday morning. it never fails, rain or snow. these guys are out there. nothing that's going to keep these guys off the field. plenty of green still there. did it go in? iheir game at all. the time right now is two minute as way from the half hour. we first saw the flakes and an hour and a half ago. soon, that could be rain and even sleet. >> storm team 4 is tracking when you might see what. our team coverage gets start ed with chuck bell. hey, chuck. >> richard and angie, good morning. good morning, everybody. sund
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:20am EST
being up here in new york talking to economic leaders, you see the unemployment news this week, positive. we'll show the chart on the screen showing the arc of it over the course of the obama presidency. it's certainly the right direction, but is it really turning a corner? do people feel that in a way that he'll get any credit? >> no, i don't think they do, david. i don't think charts give people reassurance, and speaking about health care and the unemployment situation. these are two very dynamic situations that we're face ing this country. a big part of the economy also involves health care. what we don't know yet, despite the president's promises, is not only how the health care industry will respond but what big companies and small companies are doing to see that their best interests are served by all of this, and we can't see how that might play out by the end of his first term. terms of employment. yes, there are encouraging signs that unemployment is going down, but the middle class is still widely separated from the 1% at the top. we know we don't have the skill set in our econo
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
-an-hour curve. >> service on metro north, the commuter rail to new york state and connecticut interrupted indefinitely. that federal investigation will continue. at the live desk, i'm scott macfarlane. >>> president obama's administration says healthcare.gov is working properly 90% of the time. the website appears to have met the self-imposed deadline of december 1st to be up and running 80% of the time. meanwhile, nbc news confirms 100,000 americans successfully selected insurance plans in november. it's a huge increase from the 27,000 able to do so in october. the question now is whether the fixes will be enough to repair some of the heavy political damage caused by the disastrous launch. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with the latest on that. the glitches were causing democrats to consider breaking ranks on the affordable care act. is everyone back in line now? >> reporter: i don't think they are. the glitches remain. glitch is the term the obama care people would love everybody to use. it kind of implies that these are small, fixable problems when, in fact, serious systemic
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
for faster service. today we also learn president obama still hasn't signed up for his health care. he has until december 23rd to enroll for coverage that begins january 1st. >>> next, a ruthless crime just before the holidays, too. tonight the new video that could help police find the men who stole thousands from the salvation army's red kettles. >> i cry every night ever since i found out. his kids cry. his -- it's something that was, of course, unexpected. >> a family man killed in a hit and run. and is tonight a desperate plea from the victim's family. >>> some call it the future. others call it a publicity stunt. >>> we're following breaking news in southern california. aerial video, as crews rescue a woman who fell 25 feet and got wedged between two buildings. this is in santa anna, california. it took firefighters an hour to get her out of there. the woman was seen speaking with firefighters and appeared to be alert. no word yet on the circumstances that led up to all of this. >>> tonight we're learning new details about the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend. nbc ne
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Dec 2, 2013 2:20am EST
change for the vatican. i'll go one on one with cardinal timothy dolan of new york. he is one of the leading cardinals in america. he talks about why the church has turned against obama care and why the church has been outmarketed on gay marriage. >>> nbc correspondent harry smith with the story of the survivor of the boston marathon bombing. he represents the true meaning of boston strong. i'm david gregory onand this is "meet the press" on sunday, december 1st. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectiveness. that's how the website apparently is working. it also says the site's capacity has been expanded to handle 50,000 users at once along with improved response times and decreased error rates. but the obama administration has downplayed expectations in the past week saying the man could actually out
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
:00 including tips on driving around tomorrow. don't want to hear that. in bethesda, adam tuss, news 4. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to hono
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
's the scene at the lighting of the national christmas tree. mark segraves, news 4. >> thank you, mark. >>> there have been many tears, but south africans are also singing and dancing in emotional celebrations that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
this morning. some of the country's biggest cities, washington, new york, boston, bracing for sleet, freezing rain and snow. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwi
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